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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

that IT girl Re:Thank you... (1521 comments)

Oh, and I'll never wear pants again, in your honour!

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

that IT girl Thank you... (1521 comments)

As many have said, just.. thank you for everything over the years. I wish you nothing but happiness and success in your life, and I'm sure your family will be glad to have you around a bit more :) We'll still always be just a click away! We love you!!

more than 2 years ago
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Why the US Govt Should Be Happy About Wikileaks

that IT girl Re:If You Are Right (232 comments)

Exactly! With perhaps conversation and beer somewhere in between. You're getting it!

more than 3 years ago
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Why the US Govt Should Be Happy About Wikileaks

that IT girl Re:If You Are Right (232 comments)

Haha, "procreation simulation"--I love it.

Sadly, as a sane female, I will have to politely decline the prospect. I'd be crazy if I took up every offer from internet strangers ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Citi Bank Reveals Attack... One Month Late

that IT girl Re:One month Late? Or just later? (111 comments)

People also forget that, as much as this sucks, it's worth it to not cause a panic too early when maybe they don't have all the details themselves. I would rather hear the solid facts in a calm manner a little later than a panicked "um, some of your information was stolen, we're still figuring out the scope of this..." on zero day.

more than 3 years ago
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Silverlight Developers Rally Against Windows 8

that IT girl Re:Those guys are forgetting one important thing.. (580 comments)

+1 for this. Silverlight hasn't been around that long, they obviously were fairly recently able to learn something new. It's understandably frustrating to lose all that work, but they can certainly do it again and move on. The tech world is ever-changing, and we have to be too.

more than 3 years ago
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Percent of my work life spent in meetings:

that IT girl Re:Observations about meetings (145 comments)

Coincidentally, the meetings are often called by and full of social tools as well. I'm glad we only have them once a month or so.

more than 3 years ago
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Why the US Govt Should Be Happy About Wikileaks

that IT girl Re:If You Are Right (232 comments)

Exactly. Argh. 99% of women give the rest of us a bad name!

more than 3 years ago
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The Great Linux World Map

that IT girl ARGGHH (113 comments)

So much potential here, and they ruined it by using COMIC SANS.

more than 3 years ago
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How Your Username May Betray You

that IT girl Funny, mine's just the opposite... (308 comments)

In my case, a Google search of this username comes up with a completely different meaning of the name than I intended (I work in IT, and am not... whatever "the 'it' girl" is supposed to mean). Also, my real name is the same as that of a porn star, so anybody who started looking for me would get distracted long before they found me. I'm safe!

more than 3 years ago
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France Planning Non-Windows Tablet Tax?

that IT girl Re:Apple Tax (227 comments)

They do. It's called sales tax, and the neat thing about it is that it applies not only to Apple products, but to everyone equally. Cool, huh?

I mean, what the hell? I don't even have any Apple products aside from my old iPod, but your logic ("hurrrrr let's tax people who prefer a particular brand more than others!") is ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago
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Between Christmas and New Year's, I'll take ...

that IT girl Re:Slashdot american? (422 comments)

But then they wouldn't get the smug satisfaction of pointless America-bashing.

more than 3 years ago
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Oregon To Let Students Use Spell Check on State Exams

that IT girl Re:Get off my lawn... (235 comments)

As if this problem isn't bad enough already. I absolutely hate going down the highway seeing billboards with misspellings. It just looks so...stupid. It's amazing how technology was supposed to make us better, smarter, faster... doesn't it seem like in some ways it's making us (well, the average population) weaker, lazier, and dumber?

more than 3 years ago
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Retailers Dread Phone-Wielding Shoppers

that IT girl Re:So, the system works? (725 comments)

It boggles the mind, honestly. I just cannot imagine being so shallow and.. ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago
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Retailers Dread Phone-Wielding Shoppers

that IT girl Re:So, the system works? (725 comments)

Of course--but usually you get what you pay for, so the nicer atmosphere and better food is going to be a little more expensive. Despite what some people seem to think these days, you can't get something for nothing, or every perk you want without ponying up for it. Things cost money, service requires a paycheck for the employee, and quality in either of these areas requires more money than a cheaper, lesser alternative.

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Declares Mistrial Because of Wikipedia

that IT girl Re:wow... (558 comments)

Imagine how many edits could be done to Wikipedia articles surrounding details of a widely publicised case, too. Anything with that much potential for bias is a bad idea.

more than 3 years ago
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Annual power consumption at your residence?

that IT girl Re:Missing Option (507 comments)

The cost of living is fairly low here as well, but I think we probably pay more for electricity than you do. I'm moving to a town in northern AL and am not looking forward to how much more expensive things seem to be so far.

more than 3 years ago

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that IT girl that IT girl writes  |  more than 5 years ago Because I seem to get attacked every time the "how did we get here?" argument arises, I thought I'd lay all my cards on the table here. There aren't many of them.

Guess which side I'm on? Neither.

Neither side has enough evidence to convince me. Both sides have some very good points that are hard to argue with, and both sides have gaping holes in logic. My thoughts on the subject are as follows.

The universe is already here. The earth and everything on it is already here, and it has a lot of problems. How it got here isn't really an issue because that already happened. I can waste energy trying to figure out something that I can't do anything about, OR I can focus on trying to fix some of the problems in the world and make it a better place for the here and now. The whole "creation versus macroevolution" debate strikes me as being the same as arguing over who spilled the water in the floor. Who cares? The point is, there's now a big puddle there. Let's focus on cleaning it up before somebody slips on it and gets hurt.

So please, stop trying to classify me in your two neat little boxes. I'm not convinced of one or the other and probably never will be. Can we just get past this already? Only the most arrogant of minds can have even a rudimentary understanding of the enormity of this and think they can know for a fact which side is right. Please realize that we'll very likely never know 100% one way or the other. Why are we tearing each other apart about it when we could be putting that energy to creative, constructive use?

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